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Literary Wonderlands - (Literary Worlds) by Laura Miller (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • A glorious collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms.
  • About the Author: Laura Miller is the book's general editor.
  • 320 Pages
  • Literary Criticism, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Series Name: Literary Worlds

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A glorious collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms.

Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans four thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells's The Time Machine to Murakami's 1Q84 it explores the timeless and captivating features of fiction's imagined worlds including the relevance of the writer's own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work. Each piece includes a detailed overview of the plot and a "Dramatis Personae." Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction.

Laura Miller is the book's general editor. Co-founder of Salon.com, where she worked as an editor and writer for 20 years, she is currently a books and culture columnist at Slate. A journalist and a critic, her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Guardian, and the New York Times Book Review, where she wrote the "Last Word" column for two years. She is the author of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia and editor of the Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors.



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"A beautiful, enchanting book."--Andrew Sean Greer, The New York Times

"A beautifully illustrated guide to 'the greatest fictional worlds ever created.'"--Entertainment Weekly

"An engaging read on its own merits, Literary Wonderlands is equally valuable as a resource for further reading and as fodder for arguments over the works it includes (and leaves out)."--Florinda Pendley Vasquez, Shelf Awareness

"Deep dive into the inner workings of your favorite literary world in this beautiful coffee table book."--The New York Post



About the Author



Laura Miller is the book's general editor. Co-founder of Salon.com, where she worked as an editor and writer for 20 years, she is currently a books and culture columnist at Slate. A journalist and a critic, her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Guardian, and the New York Times Book Review, where she wrote the "Last Word" column for two years. She is the author of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia and editor of the Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.4 Inches (H) x 7.0 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Series Title: Literary Worlds
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Laura Miller
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51412980
UPC: 9780316316385
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-2514
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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